Thursday, February 22, 2007


Day 2 down and I ate the lunch I made for myself. I made enough couscous to have some for lunch today too. I also made the salad again. I had a gala apple and NF plain yogurt with peaches.

My co-workers don't think I can do this. That only makes me want to do it more. Also, some people might say that I am not really following through with this because I will be eating lunch out while I am in Europe. They told me I was already making excuses. Now here is where it takes a somewhat religous turn. Eating lunch out at work is a HUGE temptation and my co-workers are part of the problem. Eating out when I am not at work is not as big as a problem. I feel I am supposed to give up something that causes me to think about the sacrifice I am making and the sacrifice Jesus made for us. And I feel that is just what I am doing. A friend asked me what I would do if I had a business lunch. I told him I wouldn't go. I can always turn a business lunch into a meeting so that won't be a problem at all.

On that note, I will be going out to lunch tonight. Someone asked me about dinners out. Dinners out are not where I stumble most of the time, because I usually plan when I will eat out. Plus, due to my class schedule and dodgeball I usually have to pack a dinner as well as a lunch.

I leave tomorrow for Lexington to spend the weekend with my mom. We are meeting up there and going to see a John Mayer show (front row!) and do a little shopping. Then on Sunday my dad is meeting us there with my brother for a nice family breakfast =)

I'll be back on Monday, hopefully with a few pictures =)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I think I can, I think I can

So I am focusing on one aspect of my weightloss at a time right now. Right now, I am just trying to get my eating in check. I will be super busy over the next 4 weeks, but if I can eat well, I know I will be ok.

Also, I actually thought long and hard about what I would give up for Lent this year. This year I decided to give up work lunches. This would be classified as any lunch I do not make myself during Monday-Friday when I am at work. I rarely buy lunch on the weekends, but it is a constant struggle during the work week and my co-workers are not the best influences. They don't think I can do it. I think I can.

Today I had whole wheat cuscus with toasted pine nuts, celery, green onion, and mushroom cooked in chicken broth. I also had a cucumber, tomato, granny smith apple, and walnut salad with some Emirl Honey Mustard. My co-workers went out to a friend chicken place.

One day down.